Bonin White-eye (Apalopteron familiare) - HBW 13, p. 480
French: Zostérops des Bonin
Spanish: Anteojitos de las Bonin
Other common names: White-eyed Honeyeater; Mukojima White-eye/Honeyeater (familiare)
Taxonomy: Ixos familiaris Kittlitz, 1830, Boninsima = Muko-jima, north Bonin Islands.
Initially described as a bulbul (Pycnonotidae), subsequently assigned to the babblers (Timaliidae) and then the Old World warblers (Sylviidae), and until recently included in honeyeaters (Meliphagidae). Recent DNA-DNA hybridization and field studies indicate closer relationships with present family, and especially with Cleptornis marchei. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- familiare (Kittlitz, 1830) - N Bonin Is (on Muko-jima).
- hahasima Yamashina, 1930 - S Bonin Is (Haha-jima, Mukô-jima, Hira-shima, Ane-jima, Imôto-jima and Mei-jima).
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